Grosses

'Guardians of the Galaxy' Continues to Soar on Tuesday with $2.11MAugust 27, 2014 12:35 PM

by Daniel Garris

Guardians of the Galaxy took in $2.11 million on Tuesday to lead the daily box office once again. The blockbuster sci-fi superhero adaptation from Disney and Marvel was up 27 percent over Monday and down a very solid 40 percent from last Tuesday. Guardians of the Galaxy has grossed a massive $255.23 million in 26 days. That currently ranks the film as the third highest grossing release of 2014 thus far domestically (behind only Captain America: The Winter Soldier and The Lego Movie). Guardians of the Galaxy is now just $4.54 million away from surpassing the $259.77 million final domestic gross of Captain America: The Winter Soldier for first place.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles grossed $1.66 million to remain in second. Paramount's successful franchise re-launch increased 28 percent over Monday and fell 53 percent from last Tuesday. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles continues to exceed expectations in a big way with $148.49 million through 19 days of release. The film is now just $1.51 million away from reaching the $150 million domestic mark and is set to reach the milestone on Thursday.

Warner's If I Stay held steady in third place with $1.54 million. The low-budget drama starring Chloë Grace Moretz was up a solid 21 percent over Monday, though that also represented the day's poorest daily percentage hold among wide releases. If I Stay continues to perform towards the lower end of expectations with a five-day start of $18.48 million. That places the film essentially on par with the $18.41 million five-day take of last year's Carrie.

Let's Be Cops followed in fourth place with $1.30 million. Fox's low-budget action-comedy was up 27 percent over Monday and down 48 percent from last Tuesday. Let's Be Cops has grossed a very solid $47.39 million through two weeks of release and is set to surpass the $50 million domestic mark on Friday.

It was a very close three-way race for fifth place on Tuesday between The Giver, Sin City: A Dame to Kill For and The Expendables 3. The Weinstein Company's The Giver led the trio with $0.773 million, fellow Weinstein Company release Sin City: A Dame to Kill For followed in sixth with $0.765 million and Lionsgate's The Expendables 3 landed in seventh with $0.758 million. Respective total grosses stand at $28.73 million for The Expendables 3 in twelve days, at $25.17 million for The Giver in twelve days and at just $7.69 million for Sin City: A Dame to Kill For in five days.

Daily Domestic Gross Mon, Sep. 23 2002

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Sep. 23 2002LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Banger Sisters$786,416-68%2,738--$287$10,824,6321Fox Searchlight
2Barbershop$765,579-75%1,894289$404$39,170,4822MGM
3My Big Fat Greek Wedding$685,841-70%1,85389$370$111,308,14923IFC Films
4The Four Feathers$514,203-67%1,912--$269$7,372,9081Paramount
5Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever$511,778-72%2,705--$189$7,522,0941Warner Bros.
6One Hour Photo$319,313-70%1,332120$240$22,067,2125Fox Searchlight
7Trapped$251,534-68%2,227--$113$3,463,1471Sony / Columbia
8Signs$198,644-75%2,338-713$85$218,139,7108Disney
9SwimFan$164,025-77%2,572-288$64$24,609,0383Fox
10City by the Sea$153,701-68%2,150-425$71$20,365,4803Warner Bros.